Chennai South (Lok Sabha constituency)

Chennai South

Chennai South constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1957-present
Current MP J.Jayavardhan
Elected Year 2009 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,162,062[1]
Most Successful Party DMK (8 times)
Assembly Constituencies 22. Virugambakkam
23. Saidapet
24. T. Nagar
25. Mylapore
26. Velachery
27. Sholinganallur

The Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South is one of three constituencies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was formerly known as Madras South. It was created in 1957 through bifurcation of Madras Lok Sabha constituency.

C. N. Annadurai, the first non-Congress chief minister of Tamil Nadu resigned his seat in 1967 after he was nominated for chief ministership. It was later contested and won by Murasoli Maran.

Assembly segments

Chennai North constituency as laid out by 1971 Delimitation. The boundaries for this constituency lasted until 2004 election, which was then replaced by 2008 Delimitation.

Before 2009

Chennai South Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

  1. Theagaraya Nagar
  2. Triplicane
  3. Mylapore
  4. Saidapet
  5. Alandur
  6. Tambaram


  1. Virugambakkam
  2. Saidapet
  3. Alandur
  4. Theagaraya Nagar
  5. Mylapore
  6. Velachery
  7. Sholinganallur

Members of the Parliament

Year Winner Party Runner-up Party
1957 T. T. Krishnamachari INC P. Balasubramania Mudaliar IND
1962 K. Manoharan DMK C. R. Ramaswamy INC
1967 C. N. Annadurai DMK K. Gurumurti INC
1967 (by-election) Murasoli Maran DMK C. R. Ramaswamy INC
1971 Murasoli Maran DMK Narasimhan SWA
1977 Ramaswamy Venkataraman INC Murasoli Maran DMK
1980 Ramaswamy Venkataraman INC (I) E. V. K. Sulochana Sampath ADMK
1984 Vyjayanthimala Bali INC Era. Sezhiyan JNP
1989 Vyjayanthimala Bali INC Aladi Aruna DMK
1991 R. Sridharan ADMK T.R. Baalu DMK
1996 T.R. Baalu DMK H. Ganesham ADMK
1998 T.R. Baalu DMK K. Jana Krishnamurthy BJP
1999 T.R. Baalu DMK V. Dhandayuthapani INC
2004 T.R. Baalu DMK Bader Sayeed ADMK
2009 C. Rajendran AIADMK R. S. Bharathy DMK
2014 J. Jayavardhan AIADMK T. K. S. Elangovan DMK

Election results


Indian general elections, 2014: Chennai South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK Dr. J. Jayavardhan 4,34,540 40.03
DMK T. K. S. Elangovan 2,98,965 27.65
BJP L. A. Ganesan 2,58,262 23.79
INC S. V. Ramani 24,276 2.24
AAP M. Jahir Hussain 17,172 1.59
NOTA None of the Above 20,229 1.86
Majority 1,35,575 12.38
Turnout 10,71,409 59.67
AIADMK hold Swing


General Election, 2009: Chennai South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK C. Rajendran 308567
DMK R. S. 275632
Turnout 726329
AIADMK hold Swing
TF gain from UPA Swing


General Election, 2004: Chennai South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Thalikottai Rajuthevar Baalu 5,64,578 60.37 +0.34
AIADMK Bader Sayeed 3,43,838 36.77 n/a
Majority 2,20,740 23.60 -2.04
Turnout 935,143 47.96 +2.80
DMK hold Swing +0.34
UPA gain from NDA Swing


General Election, 1999: Chennai South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK T.R.Baalu 562,221 60.03
INC V. Dhanda Yudhapani 322,037 34.39 n/a
Turnout 936,522 45.15
DMK hold Swing


  1. GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result Archived August 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-08.

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